Wednesday, March 15, 2006

If there are no other supporters of Sen. Fiengold's resolution...

Capitol Hill Blue - Feingold pissed at fellow Dems

"I'm amazed at Democrats ... cowering with this president's numbers so low," Feingold said.

Perhaps we need to elect some non-cowards, perhaps starting with the district of Senate Minority Leader his own self. Because when a fellow Democrat gets up on his hind legs and takes a stand, he's got a right to expect some backing from his leader and his colleagues.

I am not impressed and I won't be sending him a dime or endorsing him in any way - and he's MY Senator. I'll vote for whoever seems to have some grasp of the issues at stake, because Harry doesn't seem like he's got anything in his pocket the RNC doesn't let him keep.

I'm frankly embarrassed to state that Senate Majority Leader Harry "Lapdog" Reid seems to be exactly the sort of Minority Leader that every Majority Leader is happy to work with.

Now, given our current climate of fear and intimidation, and given the stunts our Administration likes to pull with monitoring and surveillance, perhaps it's that Harry has too many skeletons in his closet to afford principles. Or perhaps he's just been in Washington too long to remember that some principles are non-negotiable.

Fine. Let him declare himself for what he is; a Republican. Or let him step down in favor of a "Fighting' Dem.

A Minority leader that cannot or will not lead on an issue this critical isn't to anyone's benefit; not mine, not to the Democratic Party - and not to this Constitutional Republic.

Harry - I invite you to reconsider your oath and it's implications. What part of it promised that such service and such duties would be easy or painless? Who said you always got to pick your fights?

Too many young Nevadans have died for you to be casual about this, or try the path of reconciliation and compromise once again.

If they can risk their lives due to the lies told by this administration, YOU can risk some of your precious "political capital."

Lead, follow, or get the hell out of the way.

I attempted to contact Sen. Reid's office for comment prior to publication, but after two staffers ducked me, I was directed to the voicemail of the Nevada Broadcast Media somethingoranother.

It wasn't a difficult question.

So there you go.

I've been unable to contact Sen. Fiengold's office because the lines are jammed.

Do the math, Harry.

Other takes:

Unclaimed Territory - by Glenn Greenwald: Everything you ever wanted to know about how our government and media work

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